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  • [Idea] Jungles of the Lost (New Land)



    Some of you may have seen some of my ideas/artwork a few months ago when I posted my concepts for a Chinatown in DCA, that can be seen here:

    http://micechat.com/forums/disneyland-resort/122897-chinatown-too-bad-wont-make-dca.html





    This land I simply call Jungles of the Lost. The basic concept can be compared to Adventureland but with a slightly different purpose. It is meant to take certain real world locations that are and have been a challenge for humans to reach, added with magic and myths. Jungles of the Lost features destinations such as Angel Falls, lost Mayan cities, Amazon-like rivers like from Canaima National Park in Venezuela, and other hints of features that have always given us a strong impression of mystery and the unknown, which is why these places are so fascinating.
    Here is the layout of the land:









    Before I get to the rides, here is one of the entrances to the land. A bridge suspended by vines that leads under an arch like stone structure that is inspired by the Temple of the Rain God in Chichen Itza (which I visited back in 2004).












    The story is that you are one of the first explorers to ever trek up to the top of Angel Falls. Before anyone ever step foot on the top of the Angel Falls, they wondered what animals or plants they could find up top. Some even speculated that dinosaurs were still alive up there (true story). So the guests must hop aboard a yet to have good design vehicle and journey through the thick jungles of Venezuela and up to the top of the falls to discover the wonders that exist there.












    This is the back of the Tepui, including one of the main lift hills taking guests all the way up:
























    Here is a front view of the drop:











    The ride drops into a dark canyon. This is an early sketch:












    Afterward, the train does a few turns in the jungle and back into the station, and off you go, finishing your expedition.



    The Angel Falls roller coaster will probably be the one ride to take up the most real estate in the land.

    Going back to the layout of the Jungles, the next attraction is a river raft ride with a little something extra pictured here:













    Now many theme parks have this attraction, Disney has a couple and we know how they go. Wild rapids, get unpredictably wet, spin around, the end. Well I wanted something different which you will see. The story is that you are a competitive biologist and are seeking to find a new species of either plant, insect or animal in the jungles of Canaima.












    The reason the water at the bottom is red is because certain minerals in the waters of the actual Canaima river make the water look like blood, kind of like a Coca Cola dark color. The raft continues down the river, swishing and splashing uncontrollably down the rapids. Soon it reaches a calmer point in the waters and drifts down into the dark depths of the jungle seen here:





































    In the day time it will be natural light entering the opening of the cave. At night I had the idea of the rescuers shining flashlights or light from their helmets down into the cave.















    Here are some new species of flowers I designed that could appear:










    Originally I thought just flowers, but not until after I drew all this out did I realize it could also be an insect or small mammal.

    Leaving this attraction, let me show you other areas of Jungles of the Lost. Back to the layout out, there will also be a jungle trail where guests can explore in this area:












    Not an exploration trail like Redwood Challenge Trail, but like a real jungle trail where guests can stroll past a waterfall, marvel at ruins left by the Mayans, or even discover a crystal skull ; )












    And oh yes, I think it would be awesome if there were a few zip lines where people can experience zooming through the jungle canopy : D

    Back to the layout, here are some shops and restaurants:
























































    Guests then take the first drop, past an ancient Ball Game field and into El Caracol, which also means they enter the main show room.

























    Guests then enter the astronomical part of the ride:











    People will look up and see the universe (stars, nebulas, galaxies, comets). The Mayans were deeply involved in astronomy so I feel a scene like this is necessary to highlight that part of their history. The stone figures you see are Bakabs. The Mayans believed that four Gods named Bakabs held the sky up at North, South, East and West.

























    Kind of like the talking skull before the first drop on Pirates, but more and in different styles.

















    Guests will also be treated to viewing a Mayan Ball Game. In this scene, several players go after a ball, one kicks it and it looks as if it will hit the people in the boat but quickly bounces back into the scene after hitting a rock on the lower part:












    The boat then enters a temple where the head priest is conducting some unknown magic spell, a guard watches and some dude with wings shows off his ritual bird outfit:












    The guests then enter the main part of town that features the markets and a festive ceremony:












    I picture all sorts of traditional music, perhaps a catchy soundtrack of its own ; )

    As everyone continues on, they come to a lift hill inside a temple and approach the finale, the Cenote whirlpool. The chief bids everyone goodbye and happy travels as it is time for you to return back to your own time.














    The boat exits a ruin and the masks bid you farewell, becoming inanimate and you enter the unloading station.





    Feedback is appreciated : D



  • #2
    Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

    I love the look and theme and concept. My praise will be short and simple...

    I hope you become an Imagineer.

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    • #3
      Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

      Amazing!!!
      You draw really good!
      Of all these Ideas I like the boat ride best (the astronomica room looks really beautyfull) I've read a big book about the mayans so I reconiced the ball game and other things. The whirlpool looks aslo realy cool (A atraction called De vliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) is a water coaster that almost got a whirlpool just like yours but it was cut after the concept fase....)
      I hope to see more of your art and ideas in the future.

      ~Dex
      "Fish are friends! NOT food!"
      ~Finding Nemo

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      • #4
        Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

        Myth and cryptozoology with an ounce of realism
        for it's foundation.

        Utterly masterful ideas.


        And I will echo what Mojave expressed.

        I hope you become an Imagineer.

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        • #5
          Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

          You drew all that?! :jawdrops:
          But anyways, amazing. Very creative, and it has a Disney feel to it.
          Oh, and I really like your art style.
          Last edited by JungleCruiseFan; 02-09-2010, 04:32 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

            thanks guys for the kind words, i'm glad you like my ideas : )

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            • #7
              Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

              Did you actually make those drawings? If you did, WOW! I love your ideas and I hope this comes to fruition some how.

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              • #8
                Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

                Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan View Post
                You drew all that?! :jawdrops:
                But anyways, amazing. Very creative, and it has a Disney feel to it.

                thanks JungleCruiseFan! yes i drew all of it, let me tell you, it was a loonnngg process! lol. i didn't work on these pieces day after day since september, but there were times where it would be probably 6 hours one day, 5 hours the next.

                in the beginning, i thought "ok, i'll do concepts for this idea i have, i'll probably end up with a good 6 pieces." WRONG, as i continued one, another idea came up, then another, i couldn't stop it, lol. i felt it was necessary to get several perspectives of this land.

                ultimately, i'm pleased w/ a few nice portfolio pieces : )

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                • #9
                  Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

                  i hope you become an imagineer...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

                    YES! I wish I had drawings that good for my concepts. I only have crummy maps.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

                      thanks ewo1992 :blush:

                      it's ok Noski, i started this idea years ago with a crummy map too, i kind of wish i still had it, i have no clue where it is. it amazes me that i remembered the locations of each ride after all this time.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

                        Originally posted by Xedex View Post
                        Amazing!!!
                        You draw really good!
                        Of all these Ideas I like the boat ride best (the astronomica room looks really beautyfull) I've read a big book about the mayans so I reconiced the ball game and other things. The whirlpool looks aslo realy cool (A atraction called De vliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) is a water coaster that almost got a whirlpool just like yours but it was cut after the concept fase....)
                        I hope to see more of your art and ideas in the future.

                        ~Dex
                        the ball game is fun to watch. i saw it in Cancun once at a big stadium show, incredibly difficult.

                        thank you for the kind words, i have other ideas (that are not related to the images i posted above) that i want to try to work on soon, when i finish them i'll share them here a few months down that line ; )

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Flickering Bulb View Post
                          thanks ewo1992 :blush:

                          it's ok Noski, i started this idea years ago with a crummy map too, i kind of wish i still had it, i have no clue where it is. it amazes me that i remembered the locations of each ride after all this time.
                          I too don't have nearly enough artistic talent to try and present my ideas on paper.

                          Where did you learn to draw like this?
                          Art classes? or did you teach yourself?
                          What kind of material did you start drawing to really improve your artistic ability?
                          Also what kind of tools did you use? Did you use a drawing pad to draw these directly into Photoshop, or did you scan your drawings and photoshop colors into them in post-production?
                          Any info or tips you can give to someone just starting out would be awesome.


                          And I can't belive I forgot the most important part...
                          GREAT JOB!!!
                          Seriously, seeing competition like this of other people who want to be Imagineers is both inspiring and a little scary. I feel way under-qualified compared to people like you.

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                          • #14
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                            Fantastic ideas! Are those drawings digital or scans? I wish I could do that in Photoshop!
                            We want to appeal to everyone and get rich quick. We want to be millionaires. I've got this plan to buy Tasmania you see...-Angus Young

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                            • #15
                              Re: Jungles of the Lost (New Land)

                              These are very unique ideas, and love the drawings accompanying them...excellent work, thank you for sharing.
                              when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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